Adults

Adult Summer Reading 2022

Adult Summer Reading
June 15 - August 31, 2022


Read any book (print, audio, or ebook) and return your completed form to the Information Desk of any San Mateo City Library. You will be entered into in drawing for a Kindle Fire as well as other prizes!  
Summer Reading Form
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eBook Appointments 2.2021

eBook Appointments
Thursday afternoons
Main Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab

Learn how to checkout and download free eBooks from the San Mateo Public Library. Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute in-person appointment at the Main Library in the 3rd floor Computer Lab. Have your library card number and e-device with you. Registration required.
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Knitting supplies

Knitting Meetup
Sunday afternoons
Main Library, Laurel Room
2:00 PM


Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or any other stitching come on out and enjoy some dedicated project time, help from other crafters, and lots of fun and friendship! All levels are welcome in this group. Please bring your own supplies.

Shut up and write!

Shut Up & Write!
Thursday evenings
Main Library
5:30 PM

Join other writers in a supportive and social group for writers of all kinds every Thursday evening. Whether you write for personal, professional, or other reasons, come prepared to work. This is not a critique or sharing group, but you are welcome to discuss your work during check-in time 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Silent writing is from 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM. Come late and leave early if you need to and bring a charged laptop as outlets are limited. Email Cynthia McCarthy at cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org for notifications and updates.

Laptop

Tech Help
Monday afternoons
Marina Library


Do you have questions about computers or electronic devices? Come to the Marina Library to get help with any technology related questions. Bring your library card and electronic device. Each appointment provides one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes. Registration required.
Registration

The Personal Librarian

Book Discussion: The Personal Librarian
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Main Library, Oak Room
6:30 PM


Join us for a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.  Contact Cynthia McCarthy at cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org with questions.  View discussion titles for upcoming months.  Join the group's monthly electronic newsletter.

Ramses II mask

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs
Monday, August 22, 2022
Main Library, Oak Room
6:30 PM


The upcoming exhibit at the de Young Museum, Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs, features one of the greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts ever to travel to the United States.  This talk presented by museum docent Alfred Escoffier will explore Ramses' life as well as discuss the marvelous treasures in this exhibition. 

Money Growing from Coins

Proposed IRS Rules on Required Minimum Distributions: What Every Large IRA Owner Needs to Know
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
2:00 PM 
Main Library, Oak Room

On February 23rd, the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations under the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. In this exclusive in-person seminar, John Lau CPA, CFP® will review some of the key changes in the proposed rules.
More Information and Registration

The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond

Book Discussion: The Wonder Test
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Main Library, Oak Room
6:30 PM


Join us for a discussion of The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond.  Contact Cynthia McCarthy at cmccarthy@cityofsanmateo.org with questions.  View discussion titles for upcoming months.  Join the group's monthly electronic newsletter.